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To put it bluntly (not meaning to insult or offend anyone) but the rifles are really junk. Pretty poor quality and would not work well for a sniper rifle. Too much plastic, pressed parts, and not exactly a confidence inspiring means of mounting the barrel to the receiver, junk barrels, etc etc.

But hey, they are cheap and they shoot well enough to take game.

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absolutely not
mel put it nicely
the quality is crap, scope on it is crap, they dont shoot for **** and thats why they cost so little
they shoot well enough for hunting rifles but have a habbit of blowing up thats why remington is recalling them
they are supposedly fine for the hunter who will zero his rifle in, use the rest of that box of ammo for a decade and even then i'd get a 700 ADL or BDL if possible
 

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mel wrote this under the FAQ

mele said:
What makes a tactical rifle?

There is no single set of criteria that is required to make a rifle a tactical rifle. But there are generally "common" traits. We like synthetic stocks for immunity to weather changes, we like heavy barrels for accuracy, we like accuracy of at LEAST 1 MOA or better. We like contoured stocks that work well in the prone position. etc
synthetic stocks- yes the 710 has one but he means a synthetic stock like McMillian or HS Precision which are very dourable and stand up to the elements and dont crack under field conditions
heavy barrels instead of sporting barrels not onyl for accuracy but also for accuracy on repeating shots if needed
atleast 1 MOA... you will see around 2-3 moa with a Rem 710
 

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I've got some experience with one in 30-06, thankfully it didn't blow up as Jeff said lol. For the princely sum of $480 you get a scope and mounts...And the store makes a profit...and a distributer does too to ship it...etc...so it doesn't really cost too much to make. As Mel said in two good points, its made to kill deer and its made...err...cost effectively.

One of the more telling things is that Remington themselves in marketing it said that it is for the hunter who fires one box of ammo a year.

An ADL is barely any more expensive, which I would buy if I wanted to hunt. As a tactical rifle, the experts said more than I can.

Jeff850 is right. Look at www.remington.com There is a recall on them. I believe its a safety problem but I am not sure.

You get what you pay for.

Just to expand a little, I noticed you're wondering if a lot of sporting rifles could be used as sniper rifles...Just ask the guys what a good low budget tactical rifle would be :wink:
 

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you have asked if the Rem 7400 or the Rem 710 would make good sniper rifles before we replied they arnt sniper material
tactical rifles are NOT your every day hunting rifles like those you mentioned, they are not made for shooting deer at close ranges they are made for hitting small kill zones on a human sized target at extreme distances
if you want a sniper rifle just say so... everone here could help you then
if you are looking for a rifle just say what you want it for and people will be able to help you find a rifle good for you
 

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710 use

I think we get caught up too much in the expensive new equipment with rifles now. Older sniper rifles were just cheaply modified production hunting/target shooting rifles. As for the 710, I think using it as a sniper rifle would depend on the environment, plus the fact that almost no tactical parts are sold for it. For a police SR, yeah, It could probably be used...as I've seen first hand it's above average performance beyond 300 yards, and lets face it, the police spend most of their time sniping at distances of 300 yards or less in urban environments. As a military sniper weapon, uh....not a chance, the gun, the stock, the available calibers just don't lend themselves to being a durable, dependable, 600+ yard desert gun.
 

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I thouroughly disagree. In Police sniping you hold the lives of innocent civilians in your hands. If your weapon is not 100% reliable and consistent, you could find yourself before a judge explaining why you killed a hostage. If you're dealing with someones life, you better be willing to fork out some major cash.
 

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the 710 shoots about 2.5-3 MOA. That is not acceptable for police or military sniping. As far as I can tell, there are not real effective ways to make them accurate enough.

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I agree. If you want a cheap sniper rifle. Get a good surplus rifle like a K98 Mauser or a No.4 Mk1 SMLE. If you get one with an unfired or near-unfired barrel, it'll probably give you near sniper-grade performance. Buy the book "Poor Man's Sniper Rifle." I got one from www.amazon.com for $10 and I'm pretty excited. Not only will it teach you how to upgrade one of these surplus rifles to acceptable sniper standards, it will also teach you some of the fundamental characteristics of what makes a rifle accurate and suitable for sniping.
 

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a REBARRELED mauser is ok atleast you can guarentee the thing WILL work and it should hit the broad side of a barn with a heavy barrel from a quality manufacturer

i agree 100% with mel about that accuracy not being acceptable for sniping and i dont think there are effective ways to make them accurate and that accuracy is unacceptable for any distance with sniping

also if you could make them accurate enough what about reliabiltiy

a Remington 710 not only can i guarentee it wont work.... i cant guarentee it wont blow up!!! thats why they are being recalled
that was in .30-06 now Remington is making it in .300 Win mag... im afraid that will blow up more!!!
 

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With a Remington 710, maybe you could ambush a sniper, shoot him and take his rifle.

That's the only way you could use the 710 as a sniper weapon.

Mad
 
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